(Jackson, Miss.) Loyola University New Orleans tennis teams were upended in their first match of Saturday’s doubleheader. The men’s team fell to Jackson State 8-1 while the women lost 9-0 to the Tigers. In game two of the doubleheader the men fell 5-4 to Tougaloo College while the women secured a 7-2 victory.
Tarun Surat secured a point for the Wolf Pack at the top singles spot against Jackson State by handily defeating Jackson State’s Ernesto Morales 6-1, 6-1. Surat and teammate Jaron Belcher lost 8-4 at the top doubles spot to Morales and Camilo Patino.
The women’s team mixed up their doubles teams for the matchup with the Tigers as Meghan de Baroncelli teamed with Kanda Borgognoni for the first time this season against the Tigers. Borgognoni and de Baroncelli fought hard against Kesica Jayapalan and Harshini Reddi, but fell 9-7 in the superset. Frances Bonnin normally teams with de Baroncelli, but the senior switched with Borgognoni. Bonnin and her new partner Christiana Krtalic fell to Karen Martinez and Angela Condorelli 8-0 at the second doubles spot.
In the second match of the day, the top three men’s spots all scored convincing victories over Tougaloo College. Surat, Belcher, and Greg Jones all defeated their opponents while losing only one game between them. Surat teamed with Garcia to score the fourth Loyola point at the #2 doubles spot, but the top doubles team of Belcher and Jones fell 9-7.
The women had a convincing victory as all three doubles teams earned wins. The women’s singles also dominated their Bulldog opposition, as the four Wolf Pack victors lost a combined five games in the entire match. Tougaloo’s two victories came as Bonnin and Chelsea Keene withdrew.
The Wolf Pack have concluded their regular season but will head to the SSAC Tournament which begins Thursday, April 18th at Auburn University at Montgomery.
Men: Loyola 1 JSU 8
Morales/Patino (JSU) def. Surat/Belcher (LU) 8-4
Luque/Geria (JSU) def. Laviolette/Jones (LU) 8-0
Milosavljevic/Martinez (JSU) def. (LU) Default
Tarun Surat (LU) def. Ernesto Morales (JSU) 6-1, 6-1
Jose Luque (JSU) vs. Jaron Belcher (LU) 6-2, 5-2, DNF
Camilo Patino (JSU) def. Joshua Laviolette (LU) 6-0, 6-0
Geria (JSU) def. Greg Jones (LU) 6-0, 6-2
Marko Milosavljevic (JSU) def. Eduardo Garcia (LU) 6-0, 6-2
Carlos Martinez (JSU def. (LU) default
Women: Loyola 0 JSU 9
Jayapalan/Reddy (JSU) def. Borgognoni/de Baroncelli (LU) 9-7
Martinez/Condorelli (JSU) def. Bonnin/Krtalic (LU) 8-0
Rojas/Adewumi (JUS) def. Keene/Dejoie (LU) 8-0
Harshini Reddi (JSU) def. Meghan de Baroncelli (LU) 6-2, 4-1, DNF
Karen Martinez (JSU) def. Kanda Borgognoni (LU) 6-0, 6-0
Rebekah Adewumi (JSU) def. Frances Bonnin (LU) 6-0, 6-0
Kesica Jayapalan (JSU) def. Christiana Krtalic (LU) 6-0, 6-1
Angela Condorelli (JSU) def. Chelsea Keene (LU) 6-0, 6-0
Laura Rojas (JSU) def. Wesley Dejoie (LU) 6-1, 6-0
Men: Loyola 4 Tougaloo 5
Agee/Perkins (TC) def. Belcher/Jones (LU) 9-7
Surat/Garcia (LU) def. Gladney/Lyons (TC) 8-0
Pomerlee/McKines (TC) def. (LU) Default
Tarun Surat (LU) def. Joshua Agee (TC) 6-0, 6-0
Jaron Belcher (LU) def. Jamal Perkins (TC) 6-0, 6-0
Greg Jones (LU) def. Daryl McKines (TC) 6-0, 6-1
Stonie Lyons (TC) def. Eduardo Garcia (LU) 6-2, 6-4
Julius Gladney (TC) def. (LU) default
Jamal Perkins (TC) def. (LU) default
Women: Loyola 7 Tougaloo 2
Bonnin/de Baroncelli (LU) def. Booth/May (TC) 8-2
Borgognoni/Krtalic (LU) def. Rowell/Oliveira (TC) 8-3
Keene/Dejoie (LU) def. McEwen/Mitchell (TC) 8-4
Meghan de Baroncelli (LU) def. Symone Booth (TC) 6-1, 6-0
Kanda Borgognoni (LU) def. Maya May (TC) 6-0, 6-0
Marcella Oliveira (TC) def. Frances Bonnin (LU) Default
Christiana Krtalic (LU) def. Taralynn Rowell (TC) 6-4, 6-0
Megan McEwan (TC) def. Chelsea Keene 2-2, default
Wesley Dejoie (LU) def. Laurin Mitchell (TC) 6-1, 6-0